On 1st and 2nd of August the John Rae Society held an open day to explain the archaeology and history of the childhood home of Dr John Rae which they have been uncovering at The Hall of Clestrain.
The Orkney News was able to get a wee preview. It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
You can watch it here:
The society has ambitious plans for the Hall of Clestrain which includes establishing an invaluable reference library for anyone wishing to conduct further research about John Rae or related Arctic topics.
Find out more here: John Rae Society